Looking for foodie getaway w/in 4 hours of Portland
- happybellynh Feb 22, 2010 10:29 AM
Hello, all! Spouse and I are looking for a 2 night getaway in April before the arrival of our first baby. We're hoping to go to a bed and breakfast where we can relax and explore some lovely town- while enjoying a great breakfast and dinner (and a great local coffee-shop would be a major bonus). If we could do this within a four hour drive of our home (just north of Portland), that would be ideal. (Sadly, Portland and Rockland would both fit the bill... but seeing as how we've lived in both in the last 4 months, they don't quite qualify as 'getaway").
I'd appreciate any thoughts on an area/B&B that you would go back to for a relaxing pre-baby weekend!
I would make a return visit to the Weathersfield Inn in Vermont in a heartbeat: see my review from last year at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/593176
From Portland, 3.5 hours without pushing (go via Woodstock): we loved the food, the setting, etc., hosts fabulous, easy access to some charming towns, etc.
I would also recommend the Sugar Hill Inn in New Hampshire. Wonderful food, atmosphere, and location. Just outside of Franconia, NH (you can do a quick stop in at the Garnet Hill outlet store in Franconia while hubby has a coffee at the deli next door, unless he's a shopper of course!). The last time my husband and I were staying at the inn, a bear was nosing around just outside the back entrance to the kitchen. I was procuring some early am coffee and the staff dragged me in the kitchen to watch!
Check out the Rabbit Hill Inn (right on the VT, NH border). If you want romance and amazing food - you'll get here. We've done two anniversaries in a row here. And will return in July for our next one. Chef is all about local, farm fresh foods. We love it! Worth every dime.